Teaching qualification programme for lecturers in universities of applied sciences

Aim and results

Five core competencies have been developed for the profession of lecturer at a university of applied sciences. The basic assumption in regard to these competencies is maximum learning potential for the students following your courses. As a lecturer, it is often necessary to achieve this effect within a limited time and using limited means. In the Basic Teaching Qualification programme, you will learn how to go about this in a way that works for you.

Once you have completed the programme, you will have developed the core competencies of a lecturer at a university of applied sciences at the basic level at least. You will create a portfolio with concrete products (skills tests) in the lecturer skill areas of implementing teaching, developing teaching, and supervising students individually and in groups. This portfolio demonstrates that you have mastered these skills at least at the level of the basic qualification.

The indicators for the core competencies that are part of the basic qualification are as follows:

1.    Didactic flexibility: You will make two video recordings of educational situations in which you are teaching, one at the beginning of the study programme and one at the end.
2.    Social flexibility: As part of a working group in a special skills lab, you will work on a case involving coaching taken from your own teaching experience.
3.    Developing teaching: You will provide commentary on the cycle of the didactic process by placing your own product (such as a teaching package, part of the curriculum, or a test) within that cycle and substantiating it.
4.    Collaboration: You will describe the constructive contributions you have made to various forms of discussion and by working with your 'critical friend group' during the course.
5.    Conscious lecturership: You will practice conscious lecturership as part of your personal development plan.

At the end of the programme, your portfolio will be filled with the skills tests you have compiled in relation to the three lecturer skills. The most important non-material results of the study programme are the competencies you have developed, expanded on, and fine-tuned by taking these skills tests and by experiencing the processes during the study programme. Once you have attended enough teaching sessions and have successfully completed the skills tests, you will receive a certificate for Basiskwalificatie Didactische Bekwaamheden (basic qualification for didactic skills, BDB).